Calendar

May
23
Thu
Oral Assessment 101: Physical Considerations for Breastfeeding Success @ Santa Ana, CA
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Objectives

  • Describe the features of infant oral anatomy
  • Describe the function of anatomical features
  • Name known newborn feeding related reflexes and how to assess them
  • Understand the mechanics of sucking and swallowing
  • Describe the physiological latching sequence
  • Understand the positioning changes of oral structures required for latching
  • Recognize different types of oral restrictions
  • Name two assessment tools for tongue tie
  • Review the current scientific evidence related to tongue ties
  • List the steps to performing an oral assessment on an infant

Session description

We will discuss the anatomical and functional features to look for when performing an infant assessment of orofacial function related to breastfeeding. Newborn reflexes and oral anatomy must come together to make feeding possible. Variations in oral anatomy and/or infant feeding behavior may contribute to compromised development of orofacial structures, and can affect overall health and function through the lifetime. This is a foundation level training, appropriate for lactation educators, IBCLC candidates, new IBCLCs, registered nurses, physicians, social workers and other professionals working with breastfeeding infants.

Continuing Education Credits (offered at no additional charge)

RN: Provided by BreastfeedLA, an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 3 contact hour of continuing education. BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.

IBCLC: Provided by OC Lactation Consultant. OC Lactation Consultant is an approved Short Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #C188113. 3 L-CERP will be awarded.

RD: Maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate for CPEs for Professional Development Portfolio

May
31
Fri
Lactation Support In the High Risk Infant Population @ AHMC Healthcare, Inc.
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 4:15 pm

Please join us for a day-long seminar focused on serving the high risk infant population. The seminar will cover sensory development, bodywork, longitudinal outpatient breastfeeding support, how to integrate lactation care in a pediatric setting, the role of the IBCLC in supporting the maternal infant dyad and the unique needs of babies in the NICU and their parents during lactation.

Program

Please join us for a day-long seminar focused on serving the high risk infant population. The seminar will cover sensory development, torticollis, longitudinal outpatient breastfeeding support, how to integrate lactation care in a pediatric setting, the role of the IBCLC in supporting the maternal infant dyad and the unique needs of babies in the NICU and their parents during lactation.

 

This seminar will feature 3 amazing speakers and 4 incredible presentations:

Julie Matheney MS, CCC-SLP knew when she was ten years old that she wanted to feed babies for a living. She earned her Masters in speech-language pathology and has worked with infants, children, and adults with feeding and swallowing disorders for the past decade. While most people assume speech therapists teach children who stutter or work on “r’s and s’s”, the bulk of her job is feeding and swallowing. The same things you speak with, you eat with! During her years working in the NICU, she discovered her passion for working with the breastfeeding dyad and became an IBCLC in 2017. She currently works part time in acute care as a speech pathologist, on call as a lactation consultant in the same hospital, and has a private practice in lactation consulting in the side. She enjoys helping both mother and baby in the feeding process. Her loving husband is always supportive of her in her vocational passions. She has a two and a half year old daughter, Violet, who is the joy of her life and is expecting another baby girl this coming July.

Presentation #1: Lactation Support in the High Risk Infant Population: How Sensory Development Impacts Breastfeeding

Description: The five senses overlap in development in útero and babies born premature, especially micropreemies, are born with underdeveloped senses that may make breastfeeding complicated. This seminar will address typical sensory development and how lactation consultants can keep  the senses in mind when working with this population in and out of the NICU.

Presentation #2: Balancing The Body To Benefit Breastfeeding

Description: Bodywork is a popular recommendation to assist with breastfeeding whenever there is tension, pain or abnormalities in the body. Bodywork is often misunderstood or under utilized by the lactation community. Learn how to identify when a baby needs bodywork and which manual therapy would be the most beneficial to reach breastfeeding goals.

Objectives:

 1) Identify when there is a structural or physiological difference in a babies body that is impacting Breastfeeding

2) Identify the correct manual therapy (chiropractic, cranial sacral, osteopathy, physical/occupational therapy) to bring babies body back into balance to optimize breast-feeding

Hope Wills, MA, RDN, CSP, IBCLCworks with mothers, infants and feeding in a variety of settings, including the NICU. She serves as a registered dietitian and a lactation consultant at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; and, as part-time lecturer at USC’s Keck School of Medicine teaching graduate level courses in public health and clinical nutrition. She is a staff nutritionist at the Center for Child Development and Developmental Disabilities at USC Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

Presentation: Lactation support in a High Risk Infant population

Description:   Presenation of three cases from USC’s High Risk infant follow up clinic.  The presentation will be interactive- with opportunity for small group discussion.

Ojectives: 

1) List three perinatal risk factors that impact breastfeeding/lactation for maternal infant dyad, in the high risk infant population

2) Articulate the role of the IBCLC in supporting the maternal infant dyad, in the high risk  infant population

3) Discuss 3 common misconceptions about breastfeeding/lactation for the maternal infant dyad in the high risk infant population

4) Incorporate evidence based strategies to support breastfeeding/lactation

5) Identify opportunities for collaboration with other disciplines

Dr. Christine Bottrell Mirzaian, MD, MPH, CLC is the director of AltaMed’s Lactation Clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and serves as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at USC’s Keck School of Medicine.

Presentation: Outpatient Breastfeeding Support in a Pediatric Clinic: the Lactation Clinic at AltaMed at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Description:  Overview of common breastfeeding challenges seen it the outpatient setting will be presented, as well as the work done at the Lactation Clinic at AltaMed at CHLA.  Time for discussion with include questions and answers and brainstorming regarding ways outpatient breastfeeding support can be improved in participants’ practice settings.

Objectives: 

1) Understand how and why breastfeeding rates decrease after birth hospitalization

2) Discuss a model of integrating lactation care in a pediatric setting

3) Plan ways in which outpatient breastfeeding support could be improved in your current practice setting

Session Collaborators: 

Liza Mackintosh, MD, CLEC-Director, Newborn Services at AltaMed at CHLA and Westlake

Angelica Benitez, IBCLC-Lactation Consultant, AltaMed at CHLA and Westlake.

Cancellation Policy

Credit for future seminars is available under special circumstances until one week prior to event.

Payment Policy

Payment must be made during the time of online registration using a credit or debit card. If you need to make alternate payment arrangements such as a company check to be mailed to BreastfeedLA, you MUST select the ticket option of “General Registration by Check.”  No Early Bird registration rates will apply to payments by check. This policy is in effect as of Aug 1, 2017.

Continuing Education Credits (offered at no additional charge)

RN: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 5.4 contact hours of continuing education. BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.

IBCLC: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. 4.5 L-CERPs will be awarded.

RDs & OTs: Maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate for CPEs for Professional Development Portfolio.

 

  

Jun
3
Mon
Lactation Education Specialist Training Part 2 @ South Los Angeles Health Projects
Jun 3 @ 8:30 am – Jun 7 @ 5:30 pm

Course Dates: June 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 @ South Los Angeles Projects

Prerequisite is BreastfeedLA’s LES course or another comparable 45-hour lactation education training provided in the previous 5 years.

BreastfeedLA’s Lactation Consultant Education Course is
an advanced and comprehensive educational course that
provides the second 45 hours as mandated by the IBLCE
for certification as a Lactation Consultant. This information
will allow graduates to have the background necessary to
prepare students to pass the educational components of the
IBLCE exam for certification as an IBCLC.

This course may be utilized to satisfy the lactation education requirements for pathway 1 or 3 of the IBCLE requirement.

 

Please note:

All checks must be paid at the general registration price.

 

Jun
6
Thu
RHBC North Meeting
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

February 7 – NEVHC WIC

April 4 – TBD

June 6 – TBD

August 8 – Valley Pres

October 3 – TBD

December 5 – TBD

 

Please email Sally Saleh at sallysaleh@nevhc.org for any questions.

Jun
11
Tue
RHBC South
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

RHBC South (10 AM – 12 PM)

Feb 12

April 9 (community meeting)

June 11

Aug 13

Oct 8

Dec 10

For locations, please email Leslie Lopez at leslopez@ph.lacounty.gov.

Jun
13
Thu
PAC/LAC Annual Conference
Jun 13 all-day

PAC/LAC Annual Conference

WHEN:
June 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
WHERE:
The California Endowment
Registration opens March 12th.
www.paclac.org
Jun
25
Tue
CinnaMoms Summit @ The Foundation Center
Jun 25 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Jun
26
Wed
RHBC East
Jun 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

RHBC East (9:30 AM – 11:30 AM)

Feb 27

April 17

June 26 (community meeting)

Aug 28

Oct 23

Dec 11

Jun
27
Thu
Lactation Choices Following Pre-and-Post Natal Loss @ Online Via Zoom
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lactation Choices Following Pre-and-Post Natal Loss

Please join us for a live webinar on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 10 am PST for a timely and informative talk about Lactation Choices Following Pre-and-Post Natal Loss.

Kathy Parkes MSN-Ed, BSPsy, RN, IBCLC, RLC, FILCA, is a registered nurse, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, a Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association, has a Masters in Nursing-Education, and a Bachelors in psychology. She has been board certified since 1992, and has worked with mothers and babies in a wide variety of breastfeeding situations in both hospital and private practice settings. Kathy provides lactation inservices, breastfeeding presentations, Peer Counselor trainings, and lactation consultations through Breastfeeding Perspectives, her private practice. One of Kathy’s specialties is lactation choices following pre-natal, post-natal, and infant loss. She is also a Certified Health Counselor, specializing in pregnancy and lactation.

Objectives

Following the didactic presentations, participants will be able to:

  • Attendees will be able to discuss the process of Lactogenesis II.
  • Attendees will be able to list two methods to safely decrease engorgement to aid maternal comfort following a loss.
  • Attendees will verbalize at least one alternative to milk suppression for mothers in a post-loss situation

Session description

Please join us for a live webinar on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 5 pm PST for a timely and informative talk about Lactation Choices Following Pre-and-Post Natal Loss

Professionals working with new mothers and infants are drawn to the field by compassion. However, when a loss occurs, whether prenatally or following birth, many of us are unprepared to deal with the loss ourselves, or in assisting the family. One of the many decisions that needs to be made in this time of grief is how the mother will deal with lactogenesis II, the surge of breast milk at two to four days. This session will provide an overview of anatomy and physiology of milk production, and discuss various choices the mother can make regarding how she will deal with the milk supply that occurs. To close the session, the speaker will briefly discuss self-care for professionals to aid recovery from such a loss.

Recording Policy

Attendees of this webinar are not permitted to make personal recordings of the webinar for any purpose.  A recording of the webinar will be distributed to you for your own personal use approximately 48 hours after the event ends.  By completing the registration process for this event, you agree to this recording policy and consent that you will use the webinar, the recording, and the associated handouts ONLY for your own education and not share them or any photos or screenshots anywhere, including on social media.

Cancellation Policy

After the webinar a recording will be sent to all registrants to view at their convenience, therefore no refunds will be granted

Payment Policy

Payment must be made during the time of online registration using a credit or debit card. If you need to make alternate payment arrangements such as a company check to be mailed to BreastfeedLA, you MUST select the ticket option of “General Registration by Check.”  No Early Bird registration rates will apply to payments by check. This policy is in effect as of Aug 1, 2017.

Continuing Education Credits (offered at no additional charge)

RN: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 1 contact hour of continuing education. BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.

IBCLC: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. 1.5 L-CERP will be awarded.

RD: Maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate for CPEs for Professional Development Portfolio.

Lactation Consultants: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. 1 L-CERPs will be awarded.

 

 

 

Aug
5
Mon
Lactation Education Specialist Training 2019: August 5, 12, 20, 26, and September 9 @ South LA Health Projects
Aug 5 @ 8:30 am – Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm
45-Hour Course Description
 
This lactation educator training series touches on all areas of the IBLCE Detailed Content Outline (for those preparing to sit for the IBCLC® Board Exam) and meets the Step 2 Baby-Friendly USA Staff Education Requirements, 2016 Edition.
Lactation educators work in many settings in our community, including WIC offices, hospitals, providing education alongside doula and midwifery services, and as volunteers.  While lactation educators do not provide hands-on breastfeeding support without supervision, the scope of practice for a lactation educator does position the individual to provide prenatal breastfeeding education to groups and individuals, facilitate breastfeeding support groups, and to advocate for breastfeeding in the community and the public health realm.
Prerequisites for this course include a high school diploma or GED and a passion for elevating breastfeeding as a public health strategy to improve disparities in health outcomes.
This 45-hour course in lactation education covers basic breastfeeding management techniques such as Positioning, Attachment, Physiology & Hormones of Breastfeeding, Milk Production, Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Counseling Skills, Creating a Prenatal Breastfeeding Class, Adult Learning Techniques, plus more.
BreastfeedLA’s Lactation Education Specialist Training was created to provide opportunities for the lactation-specific education required for all individuals aspiring to pursue board-certification as IBCLCs and to supplement the training and education of existing healthcare professionals in the area of human lactation.  All concepts, skills, and education in human lactation are taught in accordance with the IBLCE Detailed Content Outline (www.iblce.org) and meet the standards for supporting, breastfeeding practices advised by the World Health Organization, American Academy of Pediatrics, and Baby-Friendly USA.
Course Objectives
Following the didactic presentations and skills competency demonstrations, participants will:
  • Possess the necessary skills to educate prenatally about breastfeeding in both group and individual settings, including teaching a prenatal breastfeeding class;
  • Possess sufficient education in basic breastfeeding management to independently provide information and support to a breastfeeding parent via telephone or in a group setting, and while supervised by an IBCLC in a clinic or hospital environment;
  • Possess the necessary counseling skills to provide sensitive and culturally appropriate care to the breastfeeding parent and family;
  • Possess clinical judgment sufficient to refer breastfeeding parents appropriately to other healthcare providers including, but not limited to, IBCLCs in cases where medical issues or complex cases of lactation are present; and to
  • Recognize and discuss solutions to alleviate common barriers to supporting a parent’s choice to exclusively breastfeed.

Completion of this course does not confer a hands-on breastfeeding support certification and participants should be supervised by an IBCLC or working under a separate healthcare credential if providing hands-on lactation care.   

BreastfeedLA prefers to accept payment via PayPal.  If you need to pay by check, your check must be received by July 22, 2019.  

Participant Instructions

Digital files containing the curriculum will be emailed to registered participants by July 22, 2019. Curriculum must be printed and put in a binder prior to the first day of class.  No printed copies of the curriculum will be provided. 

Cancellation Policy

Credit for future training is available under special circumstances until one week prior to the event.

Payment Policy

Payment must be made during the time of online registration using a credit or debit card. If you need to make alternate payment arrangements such as a company check to be mailed to BreastfeedLA, all checks must be at the general admission price.

Continuing Education Credits (offered at no additional charge) – Total Number to be Determined

Registered Nurses: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers contact hours in continuing education will be offered. BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.

Lactation Consultants: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. CERPs will be awarded.

Registered Dietitians: Maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate of attendance for CPEs for your professional development portfolio.